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By Mr Karoshi
Published Jun 26,2023
- Uterine polyps are growths that occur in the inner lining of the uterus (the organ in which a foetus grows).
- Uterine polyps are formed by the overgrowth of the lining of the womb.
- They are attached to the endometrium by a thin stalk or a broad base and extend inward into the uterus.
- Uterine polyps are usually noncancerous, but they may cause problems with periods (menstruation) or fertility.
- Uterine polyps are more likely to develop in women who are between 40 and 50 years old
- Chances of developing uterine polyps will increase if a woman has weight issues such as overweight or obese or Yo-Yo weight gain and loss in a short time. Women who have taken tamoxifen for breast cancer management
- Women who had treatment for infertility such as repeated IVF failures and ovarian stimulation.
- Women with Lynch syndrome.
- Uterine polyps are increasingly detected now a days as more and more women are attempting pregnancy in their forties.
- Increased accuracy of imaging studies compared to past.
- The incidence of asymptomatic endometrial polyps in infertile women has been reported to range from 1% to 41% and it is the most common acquired uterine cavity abnormality in women seeking treatment for infertility.
- It is believed that the prevalence of endometrial polyps are higher in infertile women.